Sunday, April 02, 2006

Neckband Carnage!

Before... (Really, how could she ever fit her head through that????)

During....

After

Much better! So Addy's sweater is now done with a new bigger neckline, thank goodness. It was scary frogging all those stitches but I went slow and somehow managed not to drop any.

After this was done I started this messed up project which involved me trying to trying to knit this bunny pattern with the yarn I had leftover. Sigh... Of course any bunny I try to knit has to end up being large & lovely...


The pattern called for a 6 inch knitted square. Math genius that I am thinks "If I make an 8 in square it will just be a bigger bunny!" Somehow I think I made the head too small though and it looks like I'm just ending up with a bunny with a bigger butt! I'll finish this eventually anyway, I just have to add ears and a tail and then I hope to give it to my niece with her sweater. But I cannot tell you how frustrated I was when I took this picture. I think this might be the beginning and end of knitting toys for me. All the times I've looked at those cute Jess Hutch toys and drooled are seriously being reconsidered. I'm fighting with this bunny people. I totally underestimated it's power. I figured ok, knit a little square and then what 5 maybe 6 minutes of finishing? Ha! Try an hour and a half and I'm not even done. It's like trying to get the seams matched up, then trying to seam while theres all the crazy filling all around. And I'm really not a big fan of the seaming to begin with.

On a positive note I finally got the neckband of the navy sweater tacked down and that's it blocking in the background. I hope to have a picture of it on a person to show you soon...

2 comments:

EK said...

The sweater turned out well!

The rabbit that I made was from a 7x7 inch square. The body did turn out to be a little too big looking, even though I measured evenly and pinned before seaming. Maybe smaller is the key? And I did the I-cord tail, it was OK. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of it, I'll see if I can get one from the person who has it now.

Say said...

Awww... that sweater is so cute. I had to un-seam and re-seam the arms on my first baby sweater because they weren't neat enough. It took me over an entire day of very stressful work. It was worth the fixing!